DatacenterDynamics will hold its 7th annual San Francisco conference tomorrow (July 17th) at the San Francisco Hilton at 333 O’Farrell Street. The event will bring together industry and government leaders explore what existing and looming environmental legislation will mean for the data center sector at a time of incessantly growing demand, tight energy supply and frozen capital markets.
One of the featured panels will discuss how containers, modularity, high-density zones and mixed-use infrastructure are changing the way data centers are built. Facebook’s Director of Site Operations Tom Furlong, Digital Realty Trust SVP of Technical Services Michael Manos and Jon Haas, Eco-Technologies Initiative Manager at Intel and Director of The Green Grid, will discuss how the industry’s changing realities are impacting the way mission-critical facilities have to be designed.
In another presentation, Chairman of the British Computer Society’s Data Center Specialist Group Zahl Limbuwala will outline strategies to minimize a data center’s exposure to carbon tax by increasing energy efficiency. The UK cap-and-trade scheme, part of the country’s unilateral Carbon Reduction Commitment, will start in April 2010. Limbuwala will explain how those in the data center space can best anticipate the new regulations and mitigate their impact on business.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Andrew Fanara will provide an update on the development of EPA’s Energy Star program for servers. Other panels and presentations will feature representatives from NASA Ames Research Center, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Digital Realty Trust and Sun Microsystems.